January 26, 2015
New EpicDuel Servers
Did you know last week that EpicDuel upgraded several of the servers that run the game? If you're not familiar, a server is a computer that hosts the game and makes it available to players all around the world. Just like your technology and computers at home, servers become outdated. The new EpicDuel servers have significantly faster processors and more memory than the old ones.
For you, this upgrade will mean less server-lag and better in game performance. You probably didn't know that in addition to the servers you see on the EpicDuel server-select screen, there are other important computers that keep the game running. These include our webserver which hosts the EpicDuel website and our database servers which store all of your player data and account related information.
Last week we actually moved several of the servers to new machines and you probably didn't even notice. While this move has been mostly transparent so far, there are several things going on behind the scenes technically that require our full focus.
This week, we're going to be moving two of our database servers to new computers. Because we want to ensure all player data is safe during this transition, we're going to bring the game offline each time. We intend to bring the game down once on Monday in the later afternoon EST for about an hour, and again early in the morning on Tuesday EST for up to 3 hours. Later in the week. Watch our twitters for the most recent update!
If all goes well, we'll have the game back online faster than that, but we want to allow plenty of time to make sure everything is perfect when you login. These upgrades will help with better performance, improved security, and should ultimately provide a better gaming experience for ED players.
Thanks for your patience and understanding as we finish up this transition!